We are pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Harris as Technical Director at Anthesis, based in our London office.
Susan has over fifteen years’ experience in helping organisations manage sustainability risk and maximise opportunities. She is the Chair of the prestigious RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce Sustainability Network), which brings together 400 fellows from across sectors to collaborate and share best practice. Harris also sits on the Advisory Board for The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products, which works with industry and legislators to support development and use of more sustainable building products. Previously, she has also authored the ‘CIRIA Fit-out and Interiors Environmental Good Practice Site Guide’, an industry-leading environmental management guide for interiors contractors.
Susan will be focusing specifically on bringing together the group’s services and capabilities in relation to the built environment sector. Her vast project experiences to date include London Underground’s proof of concept for lower carbon, lower cost on their Camden Town Station improvement program providing assessment and gap analysis around sustainable procurement criteria; delivering sustainability training to construction industry giants such as Wates, Skanska, Kier, Balfour Beatty, and Carillion; and advising the Natural History Museum on how to incorporate sustainability into procurement of construction and refurbishment works.
With a focus on resource efficiency, supply chain sustainability and engagement, she has a wealth of experience in successfully helping organisations embed sustainability within their systems and processes to deliver real change.
Susan said “We’re excited to be forging an even closer alliance to take forward our work in the built environment sector. Anthesis is a new and dynamic player in the sector, and is leading the way on modern, commercially-driven sustainability. Having worked with members of the Anthesis team for many years, I commend their technical knowledge and business-focused approach. I look forward to working with the team as we continue to provide clients with innovative solutions that work on the ground.”
Stuart McLachlan, Group Chief Executive, said, “Anthesis has a track record of delivering energy and carbon-savings across the built environment, as well as advising on responsible procurement, life cycle analysis of building products, reporting and supply chain management. Following the recent acquisition of Sustain, we have reinforced our market offering across energy and carbon management consultancy, and the project management and installation of efficiency measures. We are now one of the leading sustainability and energy specialists in the UK and the appointment of Susan with her profile in the market will further strengthen our credibility and reach across the property and construction sector.”